A sustainable art tree has been placed in Asbury Park’s Convention Hall this Christmas season.
This week the Asbury Park community arts non-profit Wooden Walls Project and the Asbury Park Boardwalk Project present the sculptural Christmas tree entitled The Giving Tree, It is the work of locally-based artist Porkchop with the help of fellow Asbury Park artist Bradley Hoffer. The tree is made of found and recycled materials. The artists say “The strong, angular structure is meant to recall the juxtaposition of Convention Hall where it contrasts with the adjacent ocean.”
In the past, a live Christmas tree reaching up to the ceiling was placed in Convention Hall and Santa Claus opened the season at the tree lighting which attracted hundreds. That tradition ended due to the pandemic.